Retired teachers held major protests in various Iran cities demanding improvement of their livelihoods. The gatherings were held on Thursday, December 20, 2018, with active presence of women, in several cities of Iran including Isfahan, Rasht, Yazd and Abhar.
The main demands of these retired teachers are the raise of pensions and the improvement of basic health care services.
A retired teacher said, “We object to the 2019 budget plan. It is not fair that only two billion toumans are considered for equalization of retirement pensions in the budget plan. Officials themselves say that they need at least 15 trillion toumans for equalization of liquidity.” (The state-run ILNA news agency – December 20, 2018)
In Isfahan, a crowd of retired teachers held a protest gathering in front of the Department of Education in this province.
The protest gathering of retired teachers in Gilan took place in front of the Governorate.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18 and 19, 2018, retired women and men also held various protest rallies in Tehran, Mashhad, Kermanshah and Rasht. The protesting retirees expressed their support for workers and teachers in their gatherings and shouted in their slogans, “Imprisoned teachers and workers must be freed.”
On Thursday, December 20, 2018, a group of men and women who have been defrauded by the Caspian Credit Institute in Kerman protested against the looting of their deposited assets and the failure of officials to meet their demands.